More blogrolling: Tom Runnacles

Tom Runnacles has some acute reflections on the political economy of the workweek, followed by a very convincing little essay on the Europhile/Europhobe split in Britain (Runnacles is a Phile, but he thinks most of his countrymen are Phobes, and thinks it’s a wrong of the elite to push a political agenda, albeit one with which he sympathizes, using economics as a cover), followed by a stirring essay on the music and showmanship of Wynton Marsalis, after which … well, you get the idea.

Damned if I know how Runnacles has avoided being added the blogroll until now, but the oversight is hereby rectified.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com